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Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo

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Located at the tip of a small peninsula protruding out of Montevideo, Ciudad Vieja, the historical center of the city, bustles with activity and houses a fascinating blend of modern and old architecture. The neighborhood also contains the city's port, an excellent open-air market, and several museums. You can find some of the best nightlife in the Uruguayan capital here, as young Montevideans flock to the center to party the night away. Arrange to visit Ciudad Vieja and other attractions in Montevideo using our Montevideo travel itinerary planner.
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  • There is like visiting Montevideo and not spend an afternoon in the old city. Good restaurants to enjoy a good meat and various shops to buy your memory. It's not very inviting on Sundays, where the shops are closed and the streets are virtually deserted. In fact, going on to a sense of insecurity, but nothing absurd.
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  • Montevideo architecture shows the glorious past in its buildings, La Habana of South America!
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  • The Ciudad Vieja is one of the richest cities in culture and colonial architecture, awesome for the people who like to improve your opinion about other countries folklore. It is amazing to visit this ...  more »